find distro name / release version

$ cat /etc/*-release

2009-02-26 21:04:43

What Others Think

As long as you know that it doesn't always work :) cat /etc/*-release zsh: no matches found: /etc/*-release What's better is using lsb_release if you have it. lsb_release --all No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny) Release: 5.0 Codename: lenny
bartman · 656 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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